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Grand Rapids' inaugural Midwest Climate Ride cruises toward success

This is no casual bike-for-a-cause event. Next weekend, the Grand Rapids team riding in the Midwest Cimate Ride will bike from Grand Rapids to Chicago. Along the way, they'll raise money for several local organizations who are working to combat climate change right here in West Michigan. Zinta Aistars finds out what makes this group spin.

RG Spindance

Lakeshore software company looks toward a big future in smart products

Holland smart software company Spindance plans to expand their area footprint and polish up their brand with a new office in Grand Rapids and a website re-design. Steven Thomas Kent peeks inside to report on their savvy approach to smart technology.


G-Sync: Summer's bookend is a Silver Line

Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen reflects on a couple's comments at the start of summer and finds something beautiful that ends with the launch of a Silver Line. Along the way, he wonders if the word "progressive" has come to mean something new as the city moves forward.

Keegan Loye

RapidChat: Keegan Loye

Ten years ago Keegan Loye found his people at Blues on the Mall. After years spent watching music videos and teaching himself b-boy moves, he discovered a group of hip-hop-loving-dancers. He’s been breakdancing with the 61Syx Teknique crew for a decade and we’re all invited to join the 10-year anniversary celebration on August 29 at Louie’s Bar and Rocket Lounge. But in the meantime, let’s get to know Seoul, owner of 61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy and hip hop enthusiast.


Zen as Art: Art as Zen Part II

More than two years in the works and less than a year to go before opening, Rapid Growth takes you on another sneak peek tour of the new Japanese Gardens coming to Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.


Energy efficiency: It's all about saving cash, cleaning up carbon, and creating local jobs

When it comes to energy, there is no cheaper source than the stuff we waste. Our "Powering the Mitten" series takes an in-depth look at how Michigan is faring on energy efficiency and where we might head in the future.

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from Rapid Growth

Best wishes for a relaxing Labor Day holiday from the staff at Rapid Growth! Whether you'll be soaking up the last of summer's rays or enjoying the extra-long weekend with a trip out of town, we hope your holiday is safe and happy. Look for Rapid Growth to pop into your in-box with fresh content on Thursday, September 11. Cheers!

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